Private Medical Insurance for Professionals
Though many people working in the public sector enjoy private medical cover through their employers, it’s very common for such workers to also arrange their own additional private insurance. And there are many good reasons for this.
In this short article, you’ll learn about private health cover for a range of professionals in the UK. We’ll mainly cover private health insurance for medical professionals, police and those working in education.
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If you’re employed in the public sector – and are either thinking about extra coverage, or an evaluation of your current policy, get in touch.
We’ll introduce you to one of the experts that we work with. They will be happy to answer all your questions and, as independent financial advisors, they can help you to find the very best private policy for your needs, at the best available price.
Private health insurance for teachers
There can be great benefits to a teaching career – teachers private health insurance amongst them. Everyone knows that keeping our educators at their best is vital to the needs of students, young and old.
As such, there are a number of health insurance schemes for the people working in the educational sector, and coverage is not just limited to teachers. Lecturers, assessors, trainers and anyone else who works directly in teaching can take advantage of health insurance at preferable rates.
Many insurers offer group cover for schools and trusts – these are sometimes referred to as ‘corporate schemes’. Some teacher’s unions have arrangements with private health insurance companies, though these are not necessarily the best deals on the market from a value point of view.
In many cases, you may be able to get private medical cover even if you no longer work in education.
Teacher’s private medical insurance: Supply vs. full-time
The type of teaching that you do can affect the sort of coverage that may be best for you.
For example, if you work as a peripatetic teacher, you may have different needs to a supply teacher, teaching assistant or full-time teacher. Thankfully, there’s a range of private medical insurance policies for teachers, and it’s very likely that there’s one suited to the kind of teaching that you do.
Get in touch and one of the experts that we work with can help you find the best policy with the level of cover you desire at a price that’s right.
Private health insurance for healthcare workers
If you work in healthcare, you probably know that healthcare is one of the most pressured areas of the public sector and healthcare workers need to make sure that they’re doing everything they can to manage the stress of the role.
It probably also wouldn’t surprise you to find that there are many healthcare workers seeking private medical insurance. Which is why many of the major insurers have established sub-schemes, specifically for medical staff.
Many such schemes cover group trusts, but there’s also specialist cover for specific types of healthcare workers, which we cover in more detail below.
Private health insurance for doctors
A number of group schemes cater specifically to doctors. The circumstances in which doctors work can vary significantly from other kinds of medical work, and even amongst the speciality of the doctor themselves, and there are insurance products that cater to these variables.
As an example; though a GP and surgeon are both accorded the title ‘doctor’, their day-to-day work can vary enormously. As such, it’s a wise idea to speak to an expert to ensure that you find the best policy for your specific needs and for the kind of work that you do.
Private health insurance for nurses
Nurses too have their own, unique set of working conditions and insurance requirements – and again, there may be differences between different kinds of occupational specialities.
For example, a mental health nurse may have different requirements to one who specialises in children’s nursing, or one who practices in learning disabilities.
Thankfully, many specialist medical insurers understand these differences, and, with the help of an expert, there’s usually a policy to suit.
Health insurance for private medical business workers
Those who work for a private medical company tend to know the value of private medical insurance. So private health insurance for workers in the private medical business is very common indeed.
If you work for a private healthcare provider, it’s likely that your company will give you access to its own insurance scheme, probably on preferential terms. As such, you may be getting a pretty good deal on your insurance, but not necessarily the best deal.
The experts that we work with are masters when it comes to hunting down the best health insurance for private medical business workers. Make an enquiry for a free, no-obligation chat with one of the advisors we work with.
Private health insurance for police
It goes without saying that law enforcement can be extremely stressful and physically demanding. It’s also a service that we can’t do without, keeping our police healthy and ready to serve is a national priority.
Many police opt for private health insurance, and there are a small number of specialist private health insurance arrangements specifically for police and their immediate families.
These schemes provide access to treatment at private facilities, will pay for treatment (up to a certain figure), and ensure that law enforcement professionals (and their families) spend as little time waiting for medical help as possible.
Private health insurance for civil servants
The civil service is another role that is vital to keeping the country running and specialist private medical insurance for this sector is often available on preferential terms.
As with education, there’s a range of cover to choose from, depending on your budget and your needs.
In addition, specialist cover is often available even if you no longer work in the service – or if you worked for an organisation that has since been privatised.
Speak to an expert if you’d like to explore your options.
Speak to a health insurance expert expert
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Then sit back and let us do all the hard work in finding the advisor with the right expertise for your circumstances. We don’t charge a fee and there’s absolutely no obligation to act on the advice you’re given.